Ok, it was a very conscious decision.
I entered my second novel in the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.
Last year, I accomplished two of my goals. 1) I entered my first novel, Blood Adversaries, in the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. I actually made it through the first round. Alas, that is as far as I went. But it was thrilling that out of 10,000 entries, I made the cut to be among the 2,000 who moved to the next level. 2) After the contest was over, I released Blood Adversaries as a Kindle Edition on Amazon.com.
Since then I have been editing my second novel and trying to decide when I should release it. The end of the editing process coincided with the opening of the contest. So I decided to try again.
Unfortunately, my entry was not selected this time. However, I decided it was time to release it as a Kindle Edition on Amazon.com.